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Brunswick in Glynn County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

The State of Georgia Salutes

 
 
The State of Georgia Salutes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2009
1. The State of Georgia Salutes Marker
Inscription. [Upper right corner is the Prisoner of War and Missing in Action (POW/MIA) emblem]
• The 77,000 Georgians who served in World War I; the 1,937 KIA; 3,319 WIA; 67 Ex-POWs and 54 MIA
• The 324,373 Georgians who served in World War II; the 6,781 KIA; 11,650 WIA; 652 Ex-POWs and 364 MIA
• The 75,000 Georgians who served in the Korean War; the 740 KIA; 1,040 WIA; 97 Ex-POWs and 174 MIA
• The 228,000 Georgians who served in the Vietnam War; the 1,584 KIA; 8,534 WIA; 21 Ex-POWs; 38 MIA and 13 remains ID
• The 28,000 Georgians who served in the Persian Gulf War; the 13 KIA; 14 WIA; 2 Ex-POWs; and 0 MIA
• The 1,000,000+ Cold War veterans and the 660,900 veterans living in Georgia

POWs / MIAs In History:
War                       Years           POW                   Died in Captivity   Unaccounted For / MIA
Revolutionary      1775-83     20,000                                  8,500              Unknown
War Between       1861-65     194,000 (Union)                30,218                6,750
the States                                 214,000 (Confederate)      25,976              (Combined)
WWI                    1917-18         4,120                                   147                 3,350
WWII                  1941-45       93,941 (Europe)              
The State of Georgia Salutes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2009
2. The State of Georgia Salutes Marker
1,121                78,773
                                                 27,465 (Pacific)                11,107                (Combined)
Korean                 1950-53        7,140                               2,701                  8,177
Vietnam                1961-75         766                                   114                  2,583 (1,970 6/1/01)
Persian Gulf         1990-91           23                                       0                      0
          
 
Erected by State of Georgia.
 
Location. 31° 16.804′ N, 81° 29.413′ W. Marker is in Brunswick, Georgia, in Glynn County. Marker can be reached from Interstate I-95 at milepost 40 north of Golden Isles Parkway (Georgia Route 405), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. In "Rest Area 105" off Southbound I-95. Marker is in this post office area: Brunswick GA 31525, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brunswick Stew (within shouting distance of this marker); Hopeton-on-the-Altamaha (approx. 2.6 miles away); Boys Estate (approx. 2.6 miles away); Needwood Baptist Church and Needwood School
The State of Georgia Salutes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2009
3. The State of Georgia Salutes Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Famous Butler Authors (approx. 5.8 miles away); Butler Island Plantation (approx. 5.8 miles away); General's Island (approx. 6.4 miles away); Darien Waterfront (approx. 6.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  POW/MIA websites. (Submitted on March 9, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Additional keywords. Blue Star Memorial Highway; Garden Clubs of Georgia, Inc.; Persian Gulf; Iraq; Afghanistan; Global War on Terror
 
Categories. War, KoreanWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
The State of Georgia Salutes Marker, (distant center) shares location with Brunswick Stew Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 21, 2009
4. The State of Georgia Salutes Marker, (distant center) shares location with Brunswick Stew Marker
"Blue Star Memorial Highway" marker - near the "The State of Georgia Salutes" marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, May 25, 2013
5. "Blue Star Memorial Highway" marker - near the "The State of Georgia Salutes" marker
..."Honoring Lt. David Anderson Everett, U.S.N.
returned P.O.W. from Vietnam
at Rest Area No. 105, Glen County
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,293 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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